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File:Mark Twain at Stormfield (1909).webm|thumb|Mark Twain (1909) File:Samuel L Clemens4 1940 Issue-10c.jpg|thumb|right|Samuel L. Clemens stamp, 1940 '''Samuel Langhorne Clemens''' (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name '''Mark Twain''', was an American author and humorist. He wrote ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' (1876) and its sequel, ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for ''Huckleberry Finn'' and ''Tom Sawyer''. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to...
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Birth nameSamuel Langhorne Clemens
PseudonymMark Twain
Birth date{{birth date|mf=yes|1835|11|30}}
Birth placeFlorida, Missouri, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|mf=yes|1910|4|21|1835|11|30}}
Death placeRedding, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationWriter, lecturer
NationalityAmerican
SignatureMark Twain Signatures-2.svg
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